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  • Soopers on Broadway closed for year-long makeover

    With the King Soopers at Broadway and Littleton Boulevard closed for a year-long renovation, Littleton residents have one fewer option for groceries in 2014. 

    The store closed late last month for its planned $20 million expansion into more than 27,500 square feet of vacant retail space in the shopping center. It’s set to reopen in January 2015.

    While the store is closed for the year-long project, several alternatives exist for residents who might not be able to get to another grocery store on their own. 

  • Denver cathedral to honor Evergreen founder

    St. John’s Cathedral in Denver is planning to honor one of Evergreen’s founders on Feb. 16 with a day of music and historical observances.

    Father Charles Winfred Douglas built the Hiwan Homestead, established the Evergreen Conference Center and earned an international reputation for his contributions to music in the Episcopal Church.

  • Science fair answers questions about (some of) life’s mysteries

    Will grass grow faster to the sound of music? Does playing video games increase a person’s blood pressure? Does a higher SPF level of sunscreen really provide better protection against the sun’s rays?

    Those were among many questions addressed by students who participated in this year’s Mountain Area Science Fair. More than 200 elementary school students from Jefferson and Clear Creek counties displayed their projects at the fair held at Evergreen Country Day School on Saturday.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Hunk-power hybrid

  • Gas leak shuts down Bowles Avenue near Southwest Plaza

    A natural gas leak closed down a section of West Bowles Avenue next to Southwest Plaza on Tuesday afternoon.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office shut down Bowles from South Wadsworth Boulevard to Cross Drive after a natural gas line in the area was cut, according to West Metro Fire Rescue. Later the Sheriff's Office reported that only the eastbound lanes would be affected.

  • Suspect identified in standoff that spurred evacuation of South Jeffco neighborhood

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office took a man into custody Wednesday evening after a neighborhood was evacuated following reports of a gas leak and that a despondent resident was making threats against himself and others.

  • Jeffco Public Health consolidating facilities

    Jeffco Public Health is consolidating its Golden and Lakewood offices into a new location at 645 Parfet St. in Lakewood. The facility is on the north side of West Sixth Avenue. 

    It’s the first time in 23 years that Public Health has had the majority of its services under one roof, said spokeswoman Nancy Braden.

    “The building will offer a lot better collaboration,” she said.

  • West Bowles bike lanes put on hold

    Bike lanes won’t be showing up on West Bowles Avenue anytime soon. 

    Jeffco has tabled a proposal to paint on-street bicycle lanes on Bowles from C-470 to east of South Pierce Street. While the plan is feasible, public sentiment was mixed on the project, said Jeffco Transportation and Engineering Director Kevin French. 

    Bowles had been identified in the county’s 2012 bicycle-pedestrian plan as a potential east-west corridor for two-wheeled vehicles. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Boomerang

  • Fallen officer ‘the embodiment’ of dedication

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to one of its own this week, a man whose passion for serving the community didn’t end when he clocked out for the day.

    More than a thousand people, many of them law officers, came to the 1stBank Center in Broomfield on Monday to remember sheriff’s Sgt. David Baldwin, 50. Baldwin was killed while on duty Jan. 27 when his Harley-Davidson motorcycle reportedly was struck on Colorado 93 by a vehicle driving in the oncoming lane.